Young Nebraska Scientists opens applications for Summer 2018

Campers with Young Nebraska Scientists' Life Underground event study microbes at UNL's  Beadle Center in 2017.
Campers with Young Nebraska Scientists' Life Underground event study microbes at UNL's Beadle Center in 2017.

Applications are open for YNS camps throughout the state in 2018, including:
* CyberCamp, June 6-9 at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, for middle and high school students;
* Soil and Plants in Agriculture, day camp, June 11-15 at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, for middle schoolers;
* Algae for Biofuels, June 17-21 at Doane University in Crete, for middle schoolers
* Life Underground: the Unseen Power of Microbes, June 17-20 at UNL, for high schoolers;
* Biodiversity Field Science, June 24-30 at UNL Cedar Point Biological Station (Ogalalla), for high schoolers;
* Secret Life of Metals, an inorganic chemistry day camp, July 16-18 at Creighton University.
For the past 10 years, each summer more than 100 youths attend YNS camps, which include hands-on science experiences and recreation opportunities at college campuses throughout Nebraska. YNS camp fees include meals and lodging, except Secret Life of Metals and Soil, Plants and Agriculture (day camp only).
A select group of students are chosen to be YNS High School Researchers, with paid summer jobs in the labs of university scientists.
Application deadline for YNS researcher positions is March 20, and YNS camp applications close April 15.
YNS is conducted by Nebraska EPSCoR with support from the National Science Foundation, to encourage youth participation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning and careers. NSF support helps keep YNS camp fees low; faculty from Nebraska colleges and universities are camp leaders, and camp staff include university students. For information and online applications, see https://yns.nebraska.edu/.

More details at: https://yns.nebraska.edu/